Federal Library Jobs – Washington, D.C. and Maryland

Job Title: Librarian (Reference)
Department: Executive Office of the President
Salary Range: $52,668.00 to $82,840.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 to Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Duty Locations: Washington DC

The Office of the President has an opening for a Reference Librarian. Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/418109300

DUTIES:

Serves as web content manager for the library’s intranet site and is responsible for maintaining, updating, and enhancing web content, which includes information about library services, research guides, news posts, database listings, homepage features, and more. This content may come in many formats, such as text, video, images, and audio.
Responds to reference and research requests requiring provision of definitive and authoritative information. Uses primary and secondary sources to locate and select appropriate materials. Subject areas include political science, government, law, business administration, international relations and public administration.
Performs literature searches and complies bibliographies, using both print and electronic resources and other databases.
Aggregates content from a variety of sources and synthesizes information to create customized products for clients.
Responsible for coordinating regular web content contributions from other library staff to ensure that appropriate and fresh content is produced and posted in a timely manner.
Contributes to the design and development of a wide range of user guides and training materials for EOP staff. Materials are created to assist clients in understanding how to use electronic resources or learn a library procedure.

Job Title: Librarian (Collections Management )
Agency: Smithsonian Institution
Salary Range: $52,668.00 to $68,465.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Friday, October 9, 2015 to Monday, October 26, 2015
Duty Locations: FEW vacancies – Washington DC, DC

The Smithsonian Institution has an opening for a Collections Management Librarian. Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/418341200

DUTIES:

Organizes, preserves, provides access, and disseminates information in a research library environment for collections management purposes.
Works directly with SIL department heads and librarians on major collection moves; coordinating deliveries, timetables, housing, and disposition of collections.
Establishes guidelines and makes decisions on collection acquisitions, withdrawals, transfers, and physical condition of new and current acquisitions.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Sean Butler
Phone: 202-633-6318
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 202-633-6409
Email: ButlerS@si.edu

Job Title: Librarian (Collections)
Department: Department Of Labor
Salary Range: $52,668.00 to $68,465.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 to Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Duty Locations: Washington DC, DC

The Department of Labor has an opening for a Collections Librarian. Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/417264400

DUTIES:

1. Serves as Collections Librarian with responsibility for maintaining the control, access, and maintenance of the library’s print, audiovisual, electronic, and microfilm collections. Assists as part of a team in providing reference services, literature searches, and bibliographic services based on questions received from individuals.

2. Leads collection management activities which include prioritizing material for digitation, reviewing collections for preservation needs, processing of donations, reviewing and recommending weeding and retention for all areas of the library’s collections.

3. Works closely to assist the Systems Librarian in managing the digitization of library resources and creation of metadata to make research and information materials more widely available using existing library systems.

4. Monitors and evaluates customer utilization to assist in future services.

5. Assists in coordinating ongoing training on resources available to customers and library staff.

6. Keeps current on library trends, scholarly communications, and the evolving role of libraries and their collections.

7. Works as part of a team to evaluate new library automation developments such as online public access catalogs, online circulation systems, full-text databases, and the provision of federal government publications in electronic format.

8. Represents the Library on internal and external committees concerning library plans, policies and activities.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Elmer Frasure
Phone: 202-693-7825
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 202-693-7758
Email: frasure.elmer.2@dol.gov

Job Title: Lead Acquisition Librarian
Department: Department Of State
Salary Range: $90,823.00 to $118,069.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Friday, October 9, 2015 to Friday, October 23, 2015
Duty Locations: District of Columbia, DC

The Department of State has an opening for a Lead Acquisition Librarian. Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/418363400

DUTIES:

This Lead Acquisitions Librarian position serves as Team Leader for the Acquisitions unit in A/GIS/IPS/LIBR/IR providing technical direction to other employees and directing the work flow of the unit.

Serves as the Library’s Collection Development Librarian by coordinating the recommendation and selection of materials and prioritizing procurement.

Carries out the most intricate acquisitions procedures requiring specialized knowledge of sources for the searching out and identification of new channels of procurement.

Serves as Level I Contracting Officer and review and approves routine purchase orders for publications in all formats.

Cultivates important relationships with clients and the bureau staff who depend on the library’s acquisitions services for their subscriptions, and a strong customer relationship with the vendors who supply the Department’s information materials.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Judith Dofflemyer
Phone: 202-485-7090
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: DofflemyerJL@state.gov

Job Title: Librarian
Department: Department Of Agriculture
Salary Range: $52,668.00 to $68,465.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Monday, October 12, 2015 to Monday, October 19, 2015
Duty Locations: Beltsville, MD

The Department of Agriculture has an opening for a Librarian. Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/416138900

DUTIES:

This position is located in Special Collections, Physical Collections Unit, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD. The mission of Special Collections is to acquire and preserve materials documenting agricultural history and to provide information services to USDA personnel, researchers, scholars, and the public. The primary purpose for the position is assisting with the development, execution, and management of projects in the areas of reference services, publications and exhibits, and collection management.

Physical Demands: The work requires climbing library ladders, standing, stooping, bending, pulling of boxes or books from upper shelves and carrying down a ladder, and lifting items weighing up to 40 pounds and in a variety of shapes and sizes. Includes periods of sedentary work.

Work Environment: The work is performed in office settings, storage areas, stack spaces and public areas, and occasionally off-site. The work involves everyday risks or discomforts typically associated with libraries, offices and meeting/training rooms. The employee is frequently exposed to dust and other particulate matter. The work requires periods of exposure in a cold environment (62-65 degrees) with very strong airflow.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Michael C. Beasley
Phone: (816)426-5706
Email: M.BEASLEY@OPM.GOV

Job Title: Archivist
Department: Department Of Agriculture
SALARY RANGE: $76,378.00 to $99,296.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, October 12, 2015 to Monday, October 19, 2015
DUTY LOCATIONS: Beltsville, MD

The Department of Agriculture has an opening for an Archivist. Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/415640200

DUTIES:

The position is located in Special Collections, Digitization and Access Branch, Data Production Division, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD. The mission of Special Collections is to acquire and preserve materials documenting agricultural history and to provide information services to USDA personnel, researchers, scholars, and the public. The employee is involved in the arrangement and description of manuscript collections related to all aspects of agriculture with an emphasis on the history of USDA. The primary purpose for the position is to provide research and reference services for these and other rare and historical materials and work closely with the Head of Physical Collections Unit to acquire, process, organize, preserve, and provide access to the collections.

Physical Demands: The work requires climbing library ladders, standing, stooping, bending, pulling boxes or books from upper shelves and bringing them down the ladder, and lifting boxes or items weighing up to 40 pounds, carrying objects of various sizes and shapes, and working In temperatures below 65°F. There are periods of sedentary work.

Work Environment: Works in office settings, storage areas, stack spaces and public areas. The work involves everyday risks or discomforts typically associated with libraries, special collections, offices and meeting and training rooms. Frequently exposed to dust and other particulates and in a space that is cold (62-65°F) with strong airflow.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Michael C. Beasley
Phone: (816)426-5706
Email: M.BEASLEY@OPM.GOV